Parent Guide: A Rose for Emily

This week in class, we’re reading “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner.

William Faulkner (1897-1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate. This story takes place in Mississippi around the turn of the 20th century. After the death of Miss Emily Grierson, the people of Jefferson, Mississippi, uncover a dark history in this classic piece of Southern Gothic.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Death and Revenge & Betrayal as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

“What drives a person to betray?” and “How do people face death?”

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